Jay Leno: Career in Pictures
With Leno set to leave "The Tonight Show" in 2014 after a 22-year stint as host, it's a good time to look back at the No. 1-rated comic's triumphs and travails.
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Jay calls NBC execs snakes( Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times )
Leno has said he's given his blessing to Jimmy Fallon taking over as "Tonight" host in 2014. But he said the same thing when O'Brien's takeover was announced.
Already, there are bad feelings in the air.
After NBC Entertainment chief Bob Greenblatt reportedly complained to the "Tonight" host about jokes poking fun at the network's low ratings, Leno responded last month with a holiday-themed joke: "St. Patrick drove all the snakes out of Ireland -- and then they came to the United States and became NBC executives."